|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1865|
The 1850 U.S. Census for Lagrange Twp., Lorain County, Ohio, shows Alonzo, 4 years old, born in Ohio, living in the household of his father, Nahum Holcomb, 26, a farmer, and mother, Matilda (also called "Hilda" at times), also 26, both born in New York State. Siblings: George, 2, and Harriet, 1 were both born in Ohio. In 1860, the family still resided in Lagrange but Nahum worked as a carpenter and Alonzo was 14 years old. Additional siblings: Estella, 8, Allista, 6, Mary, 5, and Ida, 3 for a total of 6 siblings.
Alonzo enlisted at 18 years of age (but he was only 16 in 1860 according to the U.S. Census) in Company K, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 20, 1862, at Lagrange Twp., Ohio for a 3-year term of service. Occupation: Farmer.
The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers states that Alionzo had died at Camp Dennison, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1865 of wounds received at the Battle of Resaca, GA. That battle had been fought May 24, 1864. However, the U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865, states that he died at Dennison General Hospital of chronic diarrhea and pneumonia, Jan. 19, 1865,not mentionin any wound. No wounding was ever mentioned in accounts of the Battle of Resaca for Alonzo. He was originally buried in the Camp Dennison Cemetery but was removed and reinterred in the Veterans' Section 21, Lot C, at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. None of the Civil War veterans in Lot C have upright headstones. Most of the stones are virtually illegible.
Alonzo's middle initial, "N." probably stood for his father's given name, "Nahum."
For some unknown reason Alonzo's name was not inscribed on the base of the Civil War statue in the traffic circle at Lagrage, Ohio with the other 3 103rd Regiment soldiers who also died in the service.
Spring Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section: 21. Lot: C. Grave: 815.
Maintained by: William Stark
Originally Created by: Auto Graver
Record added: Oct 21, 2011
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